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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:46 pm

a gossamer seed is like the Dandelion seed that floats on fluff, its probably a romantic to say a dress made out of delicate fairy thistledown or something like Queen Titania would wear. something fragile and rare.

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Post by Amarië on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:04 pm

Shrugging Context please? Is it:

"But the cloth that I make is a cloth you can sell
To pay for the gossamer seed"

Seems to be about innocence and pure intentions.

som betaling for eddekoppsilke?

Uskuldig, fjørlett, edderkoppsilke, fjon, løvetannfjon...

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Post by CC12 35 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:58 pm

as crazy as Tiffany

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Post by Norc on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:25 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:I assume there isnt a Fjordian word for seeds that travel on the wind then?

well there is.. sort of... fallskjermhoppera (parachutepeople)
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Post by Norc on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:27 pm

Amarië wrote: Shrugging Context please? Is it:

"But the cloth that I make is a cloth you can sell
To pay for the gossamer seed"

Seems to be about innocence and pure intentions.

som betaling for eddekoppsilke?

Uskuldig, fjørlett, edderkoppsilke, fjon, løvetannfjon...

løvetannfjon was just adorable!! ^^ yes, it's that songlyric Very Happy i think it's about death though, so "løvetannfjon" is very good as it is also a symbol of an old man. sort of.
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Post by Norc on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:30 pm

OMFG! I just saw the context!!!!!! D: jeesus.. (I can't help analyse it Razz ) but the gossamer seed is kind of like the soul that travels off or the linnen they cover a dead body with or! when the body is under the ground it gives nouragment to the flower and the gossamer seeds, also the seeds float away in late summer/autumn, so the end, the live's autumn. livets høst. ..

all of the lyrics (i am also very intrigued by the whole " i have stole from those who " and so on, it makes me believe it's a young person who dies)
Lyrics : Follow You Down to the Red Oak Tree

verse 1
follow you down to the red oak tree
as the air moves thick through the hollow reeds
i will wait for you there until someone comes
to carry me, carry me down

verse 2
see i have not i have not grown cold
i have stole from men who have stole from those
with their arms so thin and their skin so old
but you are young, you are young, you are young

bridge
then somebody laughs like it’s all just for hell
as though we could not be saved from the depth of the well
but the cloth that i make is a cloth you can sell
to pay for the gossamer seed

verse 3
names get carved in the red oak tree
of the ones who stay and the ones who leave
i will wait for you there with these cindered bones
so follow me follow me down
follow me follow me down
follow me follow me down
follow me follow me down
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:43 pm

As Mrs Figg mentioned gossamer also has a connection with faery. Its a word not used often in its proper sense, I dont think i have every heard anyone in actual life say when confronted with a lot of dandelion seeds floating by "look at all that gossamer."
More commonly the word has a magical implicaton to it, something faery.

Faery Queens in dresses spun from gossamer threads that sort of thing.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:10 pm

like I said, Queen Titania. Nod

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:14 pm

I noticed for some reason online dictionaries dont always seem to mention that conotation to the word.

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Post by Norc on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:16 pm

i am glad you guys could help out Smile i had no clue what it could mean.
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Post by Amarië on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:40 pm

Post the translation! cheers
I like words, it's a bit cruel that I am so bad at using them.

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Post by Norc on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:43 pm

haha, no you're good at using words Wink but yeah, i'll post it when it's done Smile
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Post by CC12 35 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:04 pm

words are both the poison and the cure

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Post by azriel on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:43 pm

There are times CC when you excel yourself & come up with some profound,poetic,even beautiful sayings !! Nod
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Post by leelee on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:48 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Too late it has, long ago. Mad

I'm not quite sure who watched As Time Goes by- the ageing members of the upper middle classes I suspect.

The rest of us were probably watching Blackader and Only Fools and Horses or something.

It was so awful we sort of learned to watch as a kind of horror show. I loved fools and horses. You could always tell what he was selling by the stuff not sold put decorativly about. I am a neat freak and dont like a lot of stuff, so it was awful :I guess they call me Dave because that is my name" I loved him.

Is it true that Brits love sandwhiches so much they eat more than anyone else? What for. I can think of nothing more boring than sandwhiches. What kinds do you love most?
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:30 pm

Brits and sandwiches- probably goes back to the picnic traditon.
We like sandwiches but we make rubbish ones- continental europe is much better for quality sandwiches.
British sandwiches tend to be limp slightly soggy affairs sadly.
I supsect, like the weather, we talk about them a lot because there is a lot to complain and be crabbit about in the average Brit sandwich!

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:40 pm

The Earl of Sandwich invented them. he was a gambler and couldnt be bothered to eat a proper meal between gaming tables so he ordered pieces of meat between bread as a quick meal.

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Post by azriel on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:21 pm

Im fond of tuna/mayo & sweetcorn in brown bread, (Glad he wasnt the Earl of cockroach Rolling Eyes )

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Post by Norc on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:23 pm

i am really good at making sandwiches. though i make them for myself.
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Post by CC12 35 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:24 pm

that the most infuriating channel of mens humour

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:39 pm

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Post by Norc on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:01 pm

can someone explain the expression "like it's all just for hell"
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Post by Norc on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:10 pm

please help!! i am translating a song lyric!
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Post by David H on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:14 pm

It's hard to say out of context, but I'd guess that "just for hell" is short for the phrase "just for the hell of it" which basically means "for no good reason", or "probably stupid but still kind of fun". Does that help at all?
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